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Lavrov: "There Is A Russian-Chinese Plan To Defuse Korea Crisis"

“Russia together with China developed a plan which proposes ‘double freezing’: Kim Jong-un should freeze nuclear tests and stop launching any types of ballistic missiles, while US and South Korea should freeze large-scale drills which are used as a pretext for the North’s tests,” said Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.

Global Market Rout Spreads: VIX Marches Higher As China Stocks, Currency Plunge

The global rout resulting from tensions over the North Korean nuclear standoff continued on Friday following a third day of escalating verbal exchanges between Trump and Kim, with European and Asian shares tumbling as volatility across the globe spiked, with the selloff in US futures continuing albeit at a more modest pace.

Pentagon Unveils Plan For "Pre-Emptive Strike" On North Korea

The Pentagon has prepared a specific plan for a "pre-emptive strike" on North Korea's missile and nuclear sites should President Trump order such an attack. "Of all the military options … [President Trump] could consider, this would be one of the two or three that would at least have the possibility of not escalating the situation."

Beware A Second Korean War

There is no way we could be sure that preventive actions would not set off a second Korean War...

Pepe Escobar On North Korea: Fire, Fury, Fear, & False Flags

"Beware the dogs of war. The same intel 'folks' who brought to you babies pulled from incubators by 'evil' Iraqis as well as non-existent WMDs are now peddling the notion that North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead able to fit its recently tested ICBM."

Trump Provokes China Again, Sends Another Destroyer To South China Sea

A US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea on Thursday, a "provocation" that threatens another angry response from the Chinese government and further complicating President Donald Trump’s efforts to align the Communist Party in his pursuit to find a diplomatic resolution to the North Korean crisis.

World Markets Slide Spooked By Latest N.Korea Statement; Dollar, Gold, Oil Jump

European and Asian market and S&P futures have resumed their slide, as geopolitical tensions between North Korea and the U.S. spiked again overnight after Pyongyang responded to the latest set of warnings by Trump, revealing a plan to fire 4 ballistic missiles at Guam by mid-August. Gold gains for a third day while Brent rose above $53.